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  1. Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe Ingredients: 6-8 jalapeños (or any hot pepper) 1 bell pepper (or any sweet pepper) 1/2 of a white onion 3-6+ Cloves of Garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon of salt (no iodine) 32-oz Canning Jar with lid* (Or use a Pickle Pipe or a fermentation crock to avoid the need to burp!) *You can use any size glass jar that will fit the ingredients, it depends on the number of peppers and size of the onion you use. The main thing is to make sure there is about an inch or l...
  2. Cilantro Pesto Recipe Cilantro tends to come in all at once (it's good to keep sowing it throughout the season as it bolts quickly once the summer warmth arrives, no matter what you do!) So, preserve your precious Cilantro harvest and make Cilantro Pesto! Cilantro pesto with almonds, olive oil, lime juice, fresh garlic or garlic scapes, and spicy green chiles like Jalapenos or serranos is awesome. :) Great with chips, or tossed with pasta or vegetables. Simple Spicy Cilantro Pesto Recipe: Ingredients: ...
  3. Chili Oil Recipe Here is a simple chili oil recipe that is sure to please your tastebuds! Make this chili oil with any fresh or dried hot peppers of your choosing! Traditional hot peppers like Cayenne and Thai Hot Peppers are great for this recipe, but you can also try habanero peppers, or try super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper or a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion for a super fiery chili oil! You could also try Hatch Red Chiles in oil for a New Mexican twist. The possibilities are endless. Chili Oil Recipe ...
  4. Salsa Recipes Salsas can be made hundreds of different ways. We like to use whatever we have on hand to make salsa, including everything we are growing in our garden – so don't worry if you don't have the exact ingredients for any of our favorite recipes below – make the recipe you're own! Salsa Recipes:Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe »Trinidad Scorpion Salsa Recipe »Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe »Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe »Orange Salsa Recipe » Pico de Gallo Recipe »Tomatillo Salsa Recipe »Hat...
  5. Spicy Dandelion Greens Recipe Doing some weeding this spring? Pick the dandelion greens and use them in this recipe. Make sure never to use herbicides or pesticides on your lawn,and these greens will be safe for you and all the other wildlife (bees, earthworms, butterflies, etc). This is a nice spicy recipe (add as much or as little hot peppers or flakes as desired), and a great way to use up your weeded dandelion greens! Spicy Dandelion Greens Recipe • Dandelion greens, torn into 4-inch pieces (as much as you like, ...
  6. Pickled Pepper Recipes Pickling is a great way to preserve your pepper harvest!Here are a few of our favorite Pickled Pepper Recipes: Jalapeno Pickles Recipe »Pickled Jalapenos Recipe »Pickled Banana Peppers Recipe »
  7. Morita Salsa Recipe Did you know that a Morita chile is really a smoked ripe jalapeño? Morita chiles are similar to Chipotle peppers in this respect, the difference being that Moritas are mildly smoked for less time than Chipotle peppers, so they are softer and they maintain their subtle fruity characteristics while developing a rich chocolatey aroma. Dried and crushed Morita chiles are ideal for use in soups, stews, beans, and chilis. Morita chiles can be used instead of Chipotle peppers in recipes. Moritas a...
  8. Vegan Jalapeno Poppers Recipe You can make your own hummus or use store-bought hummus for this delicious vegan / vegetarian version of Jalapeño Poppers. Vegan Jalapeno Poppers Recipe Ingredients: Make your own Hummus:• 1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained • 3-5 garlic cloves • ½ tsp black pepper • ½ tsp red pepper • ¼ cup water • Juice of 1 lemon, plus grate a little of the lemon rind • 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil, Sesame Oil or use Tahini if you have it • 8-10 Jalapenos, sliced in half, seeds r...
  9. Orange Salsa Recipe If you grow our Orange Jalapeño seeds or our other Orange Jalapeño Pumpkin Spice Seeds or any of our other orange hot peppers, then you gotta try this Orange Salsa recipe. For this salsa, we recommend growing some of our favorite Orange Heirloom Tomato Seeds such as our Big Rainbow Tomato, or the Chef's Choice Orange Tomato, or the delicious Garden Peach Tomato... and you'll have a brilliant orange salsa that is sure to be the talk of the party. You can use any of our orange hot peppe...
  10. Green Chile Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Best Green Chile Scalloped Potatoes Recipe This is a spicy twist on one of our favorite potato dishes! When you add Hatch chiles to this recipe, the flavor is AMAZING!! 5-8 Potatoes (thinly sliced) 1.5 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream or Coconut Milk Roasted Hatch Green Chiles (frozen or fresh roasted) 1/3 Cup Mild Cheddar Cheese (optional, freshly grated) 1/3 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese (optional, freshly grated) 1 Onion (sliced thin, any onion will work, white, yellow or Red) Chopped Herbs...
  11. Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe If you grow our Hatch Chile seeds, then you probably know you use Hatch chiles in pretty much any recipe for great flavor and heat. Here's a twist on one of our favorite salsa recipes, using hot hatch chiles for the heat and flavor, and heirloom tomatoes for an amazing salsa. Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe Ingredients: 4 Cups of Diced Fresh Tomatoes (5-10 Heirloom Tomatoes) ~ or ~ 1 large can of whole tomatoes 1/2 Cup of Hatch Chile, roasted, deseeded & diced (use any heat desired, we lik...
  12. Ghost Pepper Salt Recipe Ghost Pepper Salt Recipe This wonderful ghost pepper salt recipe is sure to please any spice-lover! Great to have in your spice cabinet for adding flavor to any dish. Ingredients: Sea Salt (or any salt will do) Dried Ghost Peppers, crushed (any variety, makes sure to grow all six of our Ghost Pepper seeds!) Optional Dried Spices: Add any dried spices desired such as black pepper, cumin, turmeric, curry, garlic, onion or other spices to taste Directions: Use a food processor, blender, s...
  13. Spicy Salt Recipe Spicy Salt Recipe: Ingredients: Sea Salt or any salt will do! Dried Peppers (any hot peppers or super hot peppers are great in this recipe, you can also make Red Hatch Chile Salt with dried red Hatch chiles!) Herbs (optional, you can add dried oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, curry, turmeric... the options are endless!) Directions: Put salt and dried peppers into a spice grinder, coffee grinder or food processor and pulse until well mixed. Or if you have a molcajete, that's also a g...
  14. Fermentation Crock Hot Sauce Recipe Have you made hot sauce in a fermentation crock? We think that fermented hot sauce is the tastiest of hot sauces! Fermentation Crocks are not super well-known, but they are one of the oldest ways that people have been preserving vegetables. The crocks have a gutter or moat in the rim which is filled with water to create an airlock, which helps keep the food from spoiling and growing mold. The water seal also allows for the fermentation gases to escape without burping, making fermentation croc...
  15. Sustainable Gardening - Our Top 12 Tips! Happy Earth Day Everyday! Gardening is a great way to be more sustainable. Growing your own food, herbs, and flowers for pollinators and wildlife is a great way to make a difference! Here are our top 12 Tips for Sustainable Gardening: 1. Compost: Recycling your food scraps, paper and yard debris is a great way to reuse and recycle all of that good stuff to turn it into what we call "Gardener's Gold." Compost helps feed your plants with natural nutrients all season long, and i...
  16. How to grow jalapeno peppers from seeds Here are our top tips for growing jalapeño seeds: 1. Use Fresh Jalapeno SeedsWhen perfectly stored, jalapeno seeds can be viable for 25+ years, but realistically they'll last about 2-5 years with the best germination rates. Older seeds won't have as good of germination but that doesn't mean you can't use them, if they germinate you're off to the jalapeno races. Store jalapeno seeds in a cool, dark, dry environment to help them last longer.2. Keep Jalapeno Seeds War...